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Buffelgrass

Gramineae Cenchrus ciliaris L.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This warm season grass from South Africa includes both bunch and spreading types. Stems are generally under 2 feet in height. It does well on light, sandy soil and is drought resistant but not cold tolerant. It is nutritious and palatable and stands grazing well. It is grown mainly in South Texas for pasture.


Last update February 18, 1999 by ch